The Mercury

Cop kills pastor, two others over land


AN SAPS constable from the Eastern Cape has been arrested after he allegedly killed a pastor and two others in an incident last week. The constable is to appear in the Centane Magistrate’s Court this week on three charges of murder and one attempted murder charge.

Ipid is probing a case of triple murder and a case of attempted murder after the incident last Wednesday. Ipid’s Ndileka Cola said the warrant officer from the Mthatha VIP Protection Unit allegedly borrowed a piece of land belonging to a church in Centane in the Amathole District Municipali­ty. A dispute arose when the church started building on the same land and the officer confronted the pastor and others, which led to the alleged shooting.

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